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Andrey Zhigalko
A Zhigalko 
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Number of games in database: 595
Years covered: 2000 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2527 (2449 rapid, 2452 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628

Overall record: +191 -109 =208 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 87 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (105) 
    B90 B43 B32 B53 B80
 Ruy Lopez (48) 
    C78 C95 C69 C92 C67
 French Defense (30) 
    C11 C18 C10 C16 C01
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B93 B96 B97
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B13 B12 B18 B14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C95 C92 C89 C99 C97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (116) 
    B90 B52 B43 B50 B81
 King's Indian (43) 
    E94 E63 E81 E60 E73
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B97
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 D04
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E20 E46 E53 E55
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A30 A37 A33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zhigalko vs Uaychai Kongsee, 2014 1-0
   Hracek vs A Zhigalko, 2015 0-1
   A Zhigalko vs G Meier, 2008 1-0
   A Zhigalko vs B Grabarczyk, 2005 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs A Zhigalko, 2012 0-1
   Dubov vs A Zhigalko, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A Zhigalko vs V Putka, 2011 1-0
   P Schapotschnikov vs A Zhigalko, 2004 0-1
   V Schneider vs A Zhigalko, 2012 0-1
   Nail Bashirli vs A Zhigalko, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2012)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2015)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2019)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)

   🏆 Kurnosov Mem Rapid
   A Zhigalko vs E Romanov (Sep-08-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Zhigalko vs D Shapiro (Jul-18-19) 1-0
   A Gabrielian vs A Zhigalko (Jul-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Zhigalko vs Dmitry Goltsev (Jul-16-19) 1-0
   R Ovetchkin vs A Zhigalko (Jul-15-19) 0-1

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(born Sep-18-1985, 36 years old) Belarus

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Grandmaster Andrei Zhigalko is the older brother of Sergei Zhigalko. In 2012 he scored a 6.5/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012).

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 622  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zhigalko vs H Tikkanen  1-0231999Wch U14B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. A Zhigalko vs K Jakubowski  1-0402000Swidnica op-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. A Zhigalko vs V Faibisovich  ½-½252000KB Czech OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. Jirovsky vs A Zhigalko  0-1422000KB Czech OpenD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
5. M Womacka vs A Zhigalko  1-0502000KB Czech OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. A Zhigalko vs L Kernazhitsky  1-0312000KB Czech OpenB33 Sicilian
7. P Pisk vs A Zhigalko  ½-½222000KB Czech OpenB27 Sicilian
8. A Zhigalko vs P Vavra  1-0262000KB Czech OpenB32 Sicilian
9. A Zhigalko vs B Tonoli  1-0342000Artek ol U16A04 Reti Opening
10. Jobava vs A Zhigalko  1-0272000Wch U18E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
11. R Janssen vs A Zhigalko  ½-½152001Stork YMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. A Zhigalko vs Efimenko  0-1402001Stork YMB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. A Zhigalko vs J Werle  0-1492001Stork YMB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. Kritz vs A Zhigalko  ½-½252001Stork YMB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. A Zhigalko vs M Ginzburg  ½-½432001Stork YMA06 Reti Opening
16. J Jackova vs A Zhigalko  0-1282001Stork YMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. A Zhigalko vs N Firman  0-1282001Stork YMC10 French
18. N Vink vs A Zhigalko  0-1502001Stork YMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. J Berkvens vs A Zhigalko  1-0442001Stork YMA28 English
20. A Zhigalko vs A Heinrich  1-0462001Rubinstein OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. Z Pakleza vs A Zhigalko  0-1302001Rubinstein OpenA48 King's Indian
22. A Zhigalko vs R Kempinski 0-1372001Rubinstein OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. V Teterev vs A Zhigalko 0-1332001Rubinstein OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
24. A Zhigalko vs P Stoma 1-0272001Rubinstein OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. A Zhigalko vs P Jaracz  ½-½252001Rubinstein OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 622  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-06  Appaz: Zhigalko - V.Epishin from

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White have just played 41.Rg3+. The result is given as a draw, but the correct must be 1-0, or have I overlooked something? What can black do after 41.- Kh7 42.Nf7 with the threat Rh4+ ?

Feb-21-06  Appaz: Confirmed today that Zhigalgo won. Just one of the usual transmission errors.

Good start of tournament with 3,5 points of 4 for the Zhigalko brothers.

Feb-25-06  Appaz: The last half of the tournament was a little thougher for them. Both brothers ended on 5 1/2 points, and both had a TPR on 2538.

I'm not sure if they achieved a GM-norm though.

May-27-06  BIDMONFA: Andrey Zhigalko


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  ketchuplover: He lost 45 points in the last rating period :(
Nov-05-11  twinlark: <ketchuplover>

No, he only lost about 16 points, it was his brother Sergey that lost 45 points. Check the links in the bio.

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